Sam Irwin is an experienced professional photographer who has worked with many clients in Australia and New Zealand for over 12 years. He has an Advanced Diploma in Screen in Photography and Cinematography from AFTT Sydney. Sam has also been a cinematographer on feature-length documentaries, commercials, and many top ten music videos. He has a deep understanding of lighting, framing, and digital workflow. He specializes in portrait, product, landscape photography. He also has extensive experience in weddings, real estate, and event photography, hired by companies such as Sony, EMI, Uniqlo, Natural Way of Living etc.
I love capturing shots that go beyond the expectation of my clients. It is one of the most satisfying things in the world when everything falls into place, such as the right lighting, framing, subject position etc... There are many things that make a great photograph, and I love the challenge of delivering that for my clients. Most of all, I love the way photos can connect with others and tell amazing stories in one single frame.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
In Sydney, I began taking portrait photographs for various music labels, including EMI. I worked with major bands such as Jinja Safari, Alison Wonderland, and Miami Horror. For these projects, I used many different creative camera techniques. On a shoot for the band Jinja Safari, I wanted to take the photo at night to capture the stars, but also have the band well lit up. I experimented for a few weeks before the shoot, using a long exposure in the camera while using torches to manually light the frame over an amount of time, which delivered a very stunning result.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have also exhibited my landscape photography in Sydney at Oh Really Gallery.
As director of photography, I have been nominated for music video of the year at the Triple J Awards.
A fun fact about this photographer
My main passion outside of photography is wellness. I currently teach open heart meditation to people around the world.